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Thomas's Legion

 
 
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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
1. Thomas's Legion Marker
Inscription. William H. Thomas led Confederate "Legion of Indians & Mountaineers." Cherokee companies raised nearby in 1862.
 
Erected 2004 by North Carolina Office Of Archives and History. (Marker Number Q-56.)
 
Location. 35° 28.545′ N, 83° 19.696′ W. Marker is in Cherokee, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker is at the intersection of Tsalagi Road (State Highway 19) and U.S. 441 on Tsalagi Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cherokee NC 28719, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nimrod Jarrett Smith (approx. mile away); Cherokee Veterans Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); Long Hair Clan (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oconaluftee Indian Village (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sequoyah (approx. 0.9 miles away); Trail of Tears (approx. 0.9 miles away); Place of the Poplar Boundary Tree (approx. 1.9 miles away); William Holland Thomas (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cherokee.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Thomas Legion of North Carolina. The legion included eight companies of white volunteers and two companies of Cherokee volunteers. Three companies of cavalry were mostly
Thomas's Legion Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 19, 2008
2. Thomas's Legion Marker
white. (Submitted on October 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Thomas' Legion: The 69th North Carolina Regiment. Thomas' Legion of Indians and Highlanders was commonly referred to as the 69th North Carolina Regiment, was officially organized on September 27, 1862. (Submitted on October 17, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,175 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on October 20, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2008, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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